Is the many body localization transition accessible to computation?

1. Quantum chaos challenges many-body localization
Authors: J. Šuntajs, J. Bonča, T. Prosen, and L. Vidmar

2. Distinguishing localization from chaos: challenges in finite-size systems
Authors: D. A. Abanin, J. H. Bardarson, G. De Tomasi, S. Gopalakrishnan, V. Khemani, S. A. Parameswaran, F. Pollmann, A. C. Potter, M. Serbyn, and R. Vasseur

3. Can we study the many-body localisation transition?
Authors: Rajat K. Panda, Antonello Scardicchio, Maximilian Schulz, Scott R. Taylor, and Marko Žnidarič

Recommended with a commentary by Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2019_01

The elements of texture

1. Umbilic Lines in Orientational Order
Authors: Thomas Machon and Gareth P. Alexander
Phys. Rev. X 6, 011033 (2016); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.6.011033

2. Interpretation of saddle-splay and the Oseen-Frank free energy in liquid crystals
Author: Jonathan V. Selinger
Liquid Cryst. Rev. 6, 129-142 (2019); arXiv:1901.06306

3. Uniform distortions and generalized elasticity of liquid crystals
Author: Epifanio G. Virga
Phys. Rev. E 100, 052701 (2019); arXiv:1908.09872

Recommended with a commentary by Gregory M. Grason, UMass Amherst
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_November_2019_02

Understanding Rigidity in Colloidal Gels

Correlated rigidity percolation and colloidal gels
Authors: Shang Zhang, Leyou Zhang, Mehdi Bouzid, D. Zeb Rocklin, Emanuela Del Gado, and Xiaoming Mao
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 33 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by Bulbul Chakraborty, Brandeis University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2019_01

A Big Quantum Computer

Quantum supremacy using a programmable superconducting processor
Authors: Frank Arute, Kunal Arya, … (73 more authors) … Hartmut Neven, and John Martinis
Nature 574, 505–510 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by David DiVincenzo, Forschungszentrum Jülich
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2019_02

Rational Design of Magnetic Topological Insulators

1. Magnetic-field-induced quantized anomalous Hall effect in intrinsic magnetic topological insulator MnBi2Te4
Authors: Yujun Deng, Yijun Yu, Meng Zhu Shi, Jing Wang, Xian Hui Chen and Yuanbo Zhang

2. Quantum phase transition from axion insulator to Chern insulator in MnBi2Te4
Authors: Chang Liu, Yongchao Wang, Hao Li, Yang Wu, Yaoxin Li, Jiaheng Li, Ke He, Yong Xu, Jinsong Zhang, and Yayu Wang

3. Quantum anomalous Hall effect driven by magnetic proximity coupling in all-telluride based heterostructure
Authors: Ryota Watanabe, Ryutaro Yoshimi, Minoru Kawamura, Masataka Mogi, Atsushi Tsukazaki, Xiuzhen Yu, Kiyomi Nakajima, Kei S Takahashi, Masashi Kawasaki, and Yoshinori Tokura

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_October_2019_03

Understanding Entropy

Gibbs and Boltzmann Entropy in Classical and Quantum Mechanics
Authors: Sheldon Goldstein, Joel L. Lebowitz, Roderich Tumulka, and Nino Zanghi

Recommended with a commentary by Deepak Dhar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2019_01

Hyperuniformity in jammed packings

1. Two Diverging Length Scales in the Structure of Jammed Packings
Authors: D. Hexner, A. J. Liu, and S. R. Nagel
Phys. Rev. Lett 121, 115501 (2018)

2. Can a Large Packing be Assembled from Smaller Ones?
Authors: D. Hexner, P. Urbani, and F. Zamponi
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 068003 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by Haim Diamant, Tel Aviv University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2019_02

Four regimes of transport in a two-dimensional Fermi fluid

1. The Hierarchy of Excitation Lifetimes in Two-Dimensional Fermi Gases
Authors: Patrick J. Ledwith, Haoyu Guo, and Leonid Levitov

2. Fermionic Retroreflection, Hole Jets and Magnetic Steering in 2D Electron Systems
Authors: Lev Haldar Kendrick, Patrick J. Ledwith, Andrey Shytov, and Leonid Levitov

3. Fermionic Retroreflection, Hole Jets and Magnetic Steering in 2D Electron Systems
Authors: Lev Haldar Kendrick, Patrick J. Ledwith, Andrey Shytov, and Leonid Levitov
arXiv:1805.06819; Phys. Rev. Lett. 121 176805 (2018)

4. Fluidity Onset in Graphene
Authors: Denis A. Bandurin, Andrey V. Shytov, Leonid Levitov, Roshan Krishna Kumar, Alexey I. Berdyugin, Moshe Ben Shalom, Irina V. Grigorieva, Andre K. Geim, and Gregory Falkovich
arXiv:1806.03231; Nature Communications 9 4533 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, Imdea Nanoscience, Madrid and Donostia International Physics Center, San Sebastian
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_September_2019_03

Hidden landscape of an Anderson insulator

Computing spectra without solving eigenvalue problems
Authors: Douglas N. Arnold, Guy David, Marcel Filoche, David Jerison, and Svitlana Mayboroda
SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 41, B69 (2019); DOI: 10.1137/17M1156721

Recommended with a commentary by Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2019_01

Rydberg atoms, topological order and quantum magnets

1. Observation of a symmetry-protected topological phase of interacting bosons with Rydberg atoms
Authors: Sylvain de Léséleuc, Vincent Lienhard, Pascal Scholl, Daniel Barredo, Sebastian Weber, Nicolai Lang, Hans Peter Büchler, Thierry Lahaye, and Antoine Browaeys
Science 365, 775–780 (2019); DOI: 10.1126/science.aav9105

2. Synthetic three-dimensional atomic structures assembled atom by atom
Authors: Daniel Barredo, Vincent Lienhard, Sylvain de Léséleuc, Thierry Lahaye, and Antoine Browaeys
Nature 561 79-82 (2018); DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0450-2

Recommended with a commentary by Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2019_02

Driving assembly far from equilibrium

1. Design principles for nonequilibrium self assembly
Authors: Michael Nguyen and Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 113, 14231-14236(2016); DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1609983113

2. Dissipation induced transitions in elastic strings
Authors: Michael Nguyen and Suriyanarayanan Vaikuntanathan

Recommended with a commentary by Michael F. Hagan, Brandeis University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_August_2019_03

Return of the Hexatic : A Quantum Vortex Fluid?

1. Melting of the Vortex Lattice through Intermediate Hexatic Fluid in an a-MoGe Thin Film
Authors: I. Roy, S. Dutta, A. N. R. Choudhury, S. Basistha, I. Maccari, S. Mandal, J. Jesudasan, V. Bagwe, C. Castellani, L. Benfatto, and P. Raychaudhuri
Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 047001 (2019); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.047001

2. Evidence of Quantum Vortex Fluid in the Mixed State of a Very Weakly Pinned a-MoGe Thin Film
Authors: S. Dutta, I. Roy, S. Mandal, S. Basistha, J. Jesudasan, V. Bagwe, and P. Raychaudhuri

Recommended with a commentary by Daniel Arovas, University of California, San Diego
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_July_2019_01

Viscoelasticity Cannot Create Stability

1. Delayed instabilities in viscoelastic solids through a metric description
Authors: E. Urbach and E. Efrati

2. The metric description of viscoelasticity and instabilities in viscoelastic solids
Authors: E. Urbach and E. Efrati

Recommended with a commentary by Sam Dillavou and Shmuel Rubinstein, Harvard University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_July_2019_02

Observation of Helical Edge Transport in a Screened Graphene

Helical quantum Hall phase in graphene on SrTiO3
Authors: Louis Veyrat, Corentin Déprez, Alexis Coissard, Xiaoxi Li, Frédéric Gay, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Zheng Han, Benjamin A. Piot, Hermann Sellier, and Benjamin Sacépé

Recommended with a commentary by Leonid I. Glazman, Yale University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_July_2019_03

Robots in a condensed matter lab

1. Automated tuning of inter-dot tunnel couplings in quantum dot arrays
Authors: C. J. van Diepen, P. T. Eendebak, B. T. Buijtendorp, U. Mukhopadhyay, T. Fujita, C. Reichl, W. Wegscheider, and L. M. K. Vandersypen
Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 033101 (2018), DOI:10.1063/1.5031034

2. Efficiently measuring a quantum device using machine learning
Authors: D.T. Lennon, H. Moon, L.C. Camenzind, Liuqi Yu, D.M. Zumbühl, G.A.D. Briggs, M.A. Osborne, E.A. Laird, and N. Ares

Recommended with a commentary by Anton Akhmerov, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology
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Trails of Mobile Majoranas in an Iron Chalcogenide?

1. Signature of Dispersing 1D Majorana Channels in an Iron-based Superconductor
Authors: Zhenyu Wang, Jorge Olivares Rodriguez, Martin Graham, G. D. Gu, Taylor Hughes, Dirk K. Morr, and Vidya Madhavan

2. Evidence for Helical Hinge Zero Modes in an Fe-Based Superconductor
Authors: Mason J. Gray, Josef Freudenstein, Shu Yang F. Zhao, Ryan O’Connor, Samuel Jenkins, Narendra Kumar, Marcel Hoek, Abigail Kopec, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Ruidan Zhong, G. D. Gu, and K. S. Burch

Recommended with a commentary by Fa Wang, Peking University
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_June_2019_02

Surfing on (or drowning under?) the threshold

Memories from the ergodic phase: the awkward dynamics of spherical mixed p-spin models
Authors: G. Folena, S. Franz, and F. Ricci-Tersenghi

Recommended with a commentary by Francesco Zamponi, Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_June_2019_03

X-ray Fourier holography of free-flying nanoparticles

Femtosecond X-ray Fourier holography imaging of free-flying nanoparticles
Authors: Tais Gorkhover, Anatoli Ulmer, Ken Ferguson, Max Bucher, Filipe R. N. C. Maia, Johan Bielecki, Tomas Ekeberg, Max F. Hantke, Benedikt J. Daurer, Carl Nettelblad, Jakob Andreasson, Anton Barty, Petr Bruza, Sebastian Carron, Dirk Hasse, Jacek Krzywinski, Daniel S. D. Larsson, Andrew Morgan, Kerstin Mühlig, Maria Müller, Kenta Okamoto, Alberto Pietrini, Daniela Rupp, Mario Sauppe, Gijs van der Schot, Marvin Seibert, Jonas A. Sellberg, Martin Svenda, Michelle Swiggers, Nicusor Timneanu, Daniel Westphal, Garth Williams, Alessandro Zani, Henry N. Chapman, Gyula Faigel, Thomas Möller, Janos Hajdu, and Christoph Bostedt
Nature Photonics 12, 150 (2018), DOI:10.1038/s41566-018-0110-y

Recommended with a commentary by J. B. Hastings, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_May_2019_01

Is the undoped cuprate a simple antiferromagnet?

Giant thermal Hall conductivity from neutral excitations in the pseudogap phase of cuprates
Authors: Gaël Grissonnanche, Anaëlle Legros, Sven Badoux, Etienne Lefrançois, Victor Zatko, Maude Lizaire, Francis Laliberté, Adrien Gourgout, Jianshi Zhou, Sunseng Pyon, Tomohiro Takayama, Hidenori Takagi, Shimpei Ono, Nicolas Doiron-Leyraud, and Louis Taillefer
arXiv: 1901.03104

Recommended with a commentary by Dung-Hai Lee, U.C. Berkeley
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_May_2019_02

A River Through Quantum Hall Valleys

Interacting multi-channel topological boundary modes in a quantum Hall valley system
Authors: Mallika T. Randeria, Kartiek Agarwal, Benjamin E. Feldman, Hao Ding, Huiwen Ji, R. J. Cava, S. L. Sondhi, Siddharth A. Parameswaran, and Ali Yazdani
Nature 566, 363-367 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT
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DOI: 10.36471/JCCM_April_2019_01